After completing higher studies in biology it was following on from fourteen months of wintering in Antarctica, in the French Dumont d’Urville Station, that Luc Jacquet discovered his two great passions: taking pictures and scientific mediation.
His first full-length feature, “March of the Penguins”, was watched by more than 35 million people throughout the world. It was crowned by numerous awards including the prestigious Academy Award or Oscar for Best Film Documentary in 2006.
In 2010 he founded the Wild-Touch Association with the will to act to conserve nature through the emotion provided by pictures and cinema. In 2014 Luc Jacquet pursued his cinematographic adventure side by side with the highly skilled glaciologist Claude Lorius by directing a new full-length feature film “Ice and the Sky”, out on screens in the autumn of 2015. This project is accompanied by an ambitious transmedia programme, carried by the Association, on the major theme of climate change.
Today, Luc Jacquet is working with Wild-Touch on a global and large scale artistic project centring on biodiversity: “The Flow of Life”, 5 expeditions to tell of how each living being on the planet is connected to the others and of which the first panel is Antarctica.